This was 2017 :  The Tragedies. The high moments.  Survival and love stories

Internally displaced persons; they survived Boko Haram but on Jan 19th;  A Nigerian fighter jet mistakenly bombed a makeshift camp where they stayed after they lost their homes. This occurred during an operation against Boko Haram militants. The humanitarian aid group Doctors without Borders says “about 90” people were killed at the camp in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno

The year women broke their silence #Me-too.

October 5 – Ashley Judd and numerous women put aside pain and shame to share their story of sexual assault with the New York Times. Their abuser was Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein. The story opened the floodgates and more women started coming forward with their stories; from Hollywood to politics and cooperate giants the assaulted are speaking out with their stories.

Also read: Sexual Assault in Hollywood 

The silence breakers were named time magazine’s person of the year

Eclipse of the Sun

August 21- Americans put their love or hate for their president Trump and turned their gaze towards the sky.  They were about to witness the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States from coast to coast in 99 years.

Total Eclipse passed through three cities: Oregon, Tennessee and South Carolina.  With totality just after 1 p.m. ET. What started as a tiny crescent of the moon’s shadow turned into a perfectly beautiful eclipse in city after city? It ended in South Carolina about 3 p.m. ET

During totality in many cities, it looked like nighttime, with stars appearing in the sky and the temperature dropping. Crickets could be heard chirping in Jefferson City, Missouri.

It was tourism for some Americans who traveled to the #path of totality donned their eclipse glasses

#BAAD 2017: this was literally Nigerian’s wedding of the year, it was well attended (online of course )

Also read: Banky and Adesua love story 

The IPOB saga & Nnamdi Kanu.

Sept 11-Months of campaign against the Nigeria Government and the growing agitation for Biafra came to a climax when the Nigerian army swooped down on Nnamdi Kanu’s residence in Umuahia.

The Nigerian soldiers clashed with Nnamdi Kanu’s supporters, lives were lost and lots people got injured. Nigerians, politicians and bloggers had a field day playing spectators, instigators and commentators

 

Also read: if the Biafra conflict was a movie, meet the characters 

The world lost count of terrorist attacks.

February 16; suicide attack in Pakistan shrine killed about 88 people.

August 18, Barcelona, car runs into people killing 13 an injuring over 100.

Nov 22, Nigeria terror attacks in Adamawa state leaves over 50 people dead

June 2017, London Bridge attack. Three terrorist ploughed a Van into people at the London Bridge continued to nearby Borough Market and started stabbing people, they were shot by London Police. (Death toll 8 people dead and 49 injured.

May 26th, in Egypt terrorist opened fire and killed about 28 Coptic Christians on their way to the Monastery

Nov 24th 305 people killed in a mosque attack in Egypt.

October 16, about 500 people were killed in a bomb attack in Somalia Mogadishu

May 22, Ariana Grande concert, Twenty-two people were killed and dozens more injured by a suicide bomber with apparent connections to an organized terror network.

It’s a very long and exhaustive list. We are all sad and shocked when it happens. We ponder for a few hours and move on with our lives #thenewnormal

The year of the political Outsider

Current French president Emmanuel Macron has never stood for any elected office even as a counselor. His first attempt he went for the highest office – The Elysee, Today, he is president of France.

Donald Trump was formerly a TV star, millionaire playboy, real estate mogul and beauty Pageant owner. Nothing in his CV indicated presidential candidate.

When he threw his hat into the race, everyone took him for a joke, guess the joke was on us.

Serena won a different type of Medal this year.

She welcomed her daughter Alexis Jr. on September 1 and got married in New Orleans on November 17 in a star studded wedding. Her Husband Alexis Ohanian is Co-founder of reddit.

She recently posted a photo on Instagram wearing a white and gold sneakers. #Australia-open 2018

Also read: The fairy tale life of Serena Williams

Mother Nature Visited and left a trail of destruction

At least 113 people are killed by a landslide at a massive landfill outside Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. A 7.3 magnitude earth quake between Iraq and Iran boarder kill More than 450 people.

Southern California “Thomas fire” which started in Dec 4th has no end in sight, it has forced more 50,000 people to evacuate and destroyed over 1000 structures

Mexico earthquakes killed hundreds of people

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The entire world relocated to Westeroes – Briefly

Millions of people from around the world tune to watch HBO live broadcast. The rest streamed on YouTube. Every news network from CNN to Hollywood life was talking about each episode.

YouTube has so may channels created for the sole purpose of predictions and fan theories.

The prince found his bride

Her name is Meghan Markel, She is divorced, half black plus her mother has got dreadlocks and she still managed to snag a prince. Go girl

The year of Nigerian Music

Nigeria won best African Act (Davido) and best international act (Wiz kid). The world is taking notice of Nigerian Music. Davido and Wiz kid have signed management deals with Sony music worldwide. Tiwa has signed a marketing deal with Jay Z Roc nation. Top songs this year was Davido FIA, Olamide –Wo and Wiz kid BabaNla

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